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Avalon unveils Dene name for N.W.T. mining project – CBC

Avalon unveils Dene name for N.W.T. mining project

Last Updated: Tuesday, September 22, 2009
CBC News

Avalon Rare Metals Inc.’s Thor Lake project near Yellowknife was given the Dene name of Nechalahcho on Monday, symbolizing a partnership between the mining company and the local First Nation.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/north/story/2009/09/22/avalon-dene-mine.html?ref=rss

by NationTalk on September 22, 2009709 Views

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Body bags another blunder for Tories – Winnipeg Free Press

Body bags another blunder for Tories

By: Hill Talk / Mia Rabson
21/09/2009

Reaction was swift last week when First Nations in northern Manitoba opened up shipments of supplies to fight H1N1 influenza only to find body bags amid their hand sanitizers and face masks.

http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/breakingnews/body-bags-another-blunder-for-tories-59978367.html

by NationTalk on September 22, 2009907 Views

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Better H1N1 protection for homeless needed – CBC

Better H1N1 protection for homeless needed
But access to care and more outreach also a concern, says community group

Last Updated: Sunday, September 20, 2009

The health of Manitoba’s homeless population needs to be safeguarded against a potential outbreak of the H1N1 influenza virus this fall, says the co-chair of a Winnipeg drop-in centre.

http://www.cbc.ca/health/story/2009/09/20/200909-h1n1-homeless-priority.html

by NationTalk on September 22, 2009635 Views

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Apology to First Nations Overdue – Journal Pioneer

Apology to First Nations Overdue

The Journal Pioneer

At a time when Canadians need accountability from their health-care system, both the department and its federal minister seem to be faltering.

http://www.journalpioneer.com/index.cfm?sid=288323&sc=120

by NationTalk on September 22, 2009723 Views

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The Eight Thunderbirds visit Mariposa Museum in October – nh.com

The Eight Thunderbirds visit Mariposa Museum in October

September 21, 2009

On Saturday, October 3rd, 7pm the Mariposa Museum will host “The Eight Thunderbirds”, traditional drummers from the Temagami First Nation of Bear Island, Ontario. For this very special event the Thunderbirds will share their history, describe what the drum means to them and the traditions of Temagami drumming. They will drum and sing songs that have been handed down for hundreds of years up to contemporary times.

http://www.nh.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20090921/ARTS01/909159978

by NationTalk on September 21, 2009642 Views

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Body bag fiasco reveals attitude of insensitivity – StarPhoenix

Body bag fiasco reveals attitude of insensitivity

The StarPhoenix
September 21, 2009

That it didn’t occur to anyone at Health Canada that it’s a numbskull notion to toss in 200 body bags into shipments of gloves, hand sanitizers and masks headed to remote First Nations communities is nearly incomprehensible.

http://www.thestarphoenix.com/health/Body+fiasco+reveals+attitude+insensitivity/2014911/story.html

by NationTalk on September 21, 2009785 Views

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Manitoba reserve ponders flu isolation – CBC.ca

Manitoba reserve ponders flu isolation

Last Updated: Sunday, September 20, 2009

A Manitoba First Nation is stockpiling supplies in case it needs to isolate the community in the event of a severe outbreak of swine flu.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/manitoba/story/2009/09/19/mb-first-nation-flu-plan.html

by NationTalk on September 20, 2009787 Views

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Relax, body bags are a necessary medical supply – Winnipeg Sun

Relax, body bags are a necessary medical supply

By JOYANNE PURSAGA
Last Updated: 20th September 2009

At first glance, few items appear more ominous than a pile of body bags.

While Manitoba officials prepare to fight a potentially deadly flu pandemic, deliveries of these bags has triggered a wave of public outrage.

http://www.winnipegsun.com/news/columnists/joyanne_pursaga/2009/09/20/11008036-sun.html

by NationTalk on September 20, 2009610 Views

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Burnt Church teen search ‘looking good’ – CBC.ca

Burnt Church teen search ‘looking good’

Last Updated: Saturday, September 19, 2009

Police and community members remain hopeful after two weeks of searching for a teen missing in northeastern New Brunswick.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/new-brunswick/story/2009/09/19/nb-missing-teen.html

by NationTalk on September 20, 2009645 Views

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First Nations welcome swine flu plan (Toronto Star)

First Nations welcome swine flu plan
Communication protocol follows body-bag uproar

Sep 20, 2009

OTTAWA–The federal health minister says a new flu virus communication plan for aboriginal communities will prevent confusing episodes like last week’s body-bag uproar.

http://www.thestar.com/article/698315

by NationTalk on September 20, 2009827 Views

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First Nations back flu plan (Toronto Sun)

First Nations back flu plan
Health alert system aimed at easing body-bag fiasco

By JIM BRONSKILL, THE CANADIAN PRESS
Last Updated: 20th September 2009

OTTAWA — The federal health minister says a new flu virus communication plan for aboriginal communities will prevent confusing episodes like this past week’s body-bag uproar.

http://www.torontosun.com/news/canada/2009/09/20/11005901-sun.html

by NationTalk on September 20, 2009583 Views

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Unreasonable outrage – Winnipeg Sun

Unreasonable outrage
Health Canada screwed up, but chiefs are blowing things all out of proportion

By KEVIN ENGSTROM
Last Updated: 20th September 2009

It would be easy to be outraged over Health Canada’s alarmingly stupid decision to send boxes of body bags to northern reserves as part of H1N1 preparedness plans.

http://www.winnipegsun.com/news/columnists/kevin_engstrom/2009/09/20/11008221-sun.html

by NationTalk on September 20, 2009673 Views

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First Nations’ future: A human resource – TheChronicleHerald.ca

First Nations’ future: A human resource

Sun. Sep 20

WHERE would you look for the fastest-growing pool of young workers in Atlantic Canada?

The answer might surprise some. It’s not in Halifax or Saint John. It’s among the region’s 35 First Nations communities, whose population has grown by 16 per cent since 2000 while the overall population has shrunk by 0.7 per cent.

http://thechronicleherald.ca/Editorials/1143499.html

by NationTalk on September 20, 2009736 Views

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Ottawa, First Nations announce flu strategy (Canada.com)

Ottawa, First Nations announce flu strategy

By Tiffany Crawford, Canwest News Service
September 19, 2009

OTTAWA — Following a tense week that saw it criticized for sending body bags to First Nations, the federal government on Saturday announced a joint action plan with Canada’s aboriginal communities to deal with potentially deadly outbreaks of H1N1 flu.

http://www.canada.com/health/Ottawa+First+Nations+announce+strategy/2012224/story.html

by NationTalk on September 20, 2009625 Views

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First Nations University of Canada student Jaimee Marks is a finalist for an Enriching My Canada and Yours Award – globalregina.com

First Nations University of Canada student Jaimee Marks is a finalist for an Enriching My Canada and Yours Award

REGINA — There are not enough hours in the day for Jaimee Marks — a student, volunteer, entrepreneur, research assistant and motivational speaker.

http://www.globalregina.com/First+Nations+University+Canada+student+Jaimee+Marks+finalist+Enriching+Canada+Yours+Award/1997634/story.html

by NationTalk on September 20, 2009805 Views

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RCMP use helicopter to find missing teen – CBC

RCMP use helicopter in search for missing teen

Last Updated: Thursday, September 17, 2009

New Brunswick RCMP have deployed their helicopter unit to aid in the search for a 16-year-old girl from Eskinuopitijk First Nation, who disappeared nearly two weeks ago.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/new-brunswick/story/2009/09/17/nb-rcmp-missing-girl-search-545.html

by NationTalk on September 17, 2009823 Views

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Dokis First Nation gets chance to vote – North Bay Nugget

Dokis First Nation gets chance to vote

Posted By THE NUGGET

It’s not too late for members of Dokis First Nation to vote on the community’s land management code.

Advance polls have been held in Sudbury, North Bay and Sturgeon Falls.

http://www.nugget.ca/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=1756683

by NationTalk on September 17, 2009758 Views

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Expecting flu assistance, reserves get body bags from Ottawa – Globe and Mail

Expecting flu assistance, reserves get body bags from Ottawa

Caroline Alphonso and Tu Thanh Ha
Toronto — From Thursday’s Globe and Mail
Last updated on Thursday, Sep. 17, 2009

They asked for help and got body bags.

Aboriginal leaders said they were outraged and confused when dozens of body bags were delivered to remote Manitoba reserves after native communities demanded federal resources to fight a second wave of the H1N1 flu outbreak.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/expecting-flu-assistance-reserves-get-body-bags-from-ottawa/article1290332/

by NationTalk on September 17, 2009676 Views

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Liberals demand apology over body bags sent to Manitoba reserves (National Post)

Liberals demand apology over body bags sent to Manitoba reserves

Meagan Fitzpatrick, Canwest News Service
Published: Wednesday, September 16, 2009

OTTAWA — The federal government has sent a message to aboriginal Canadians that it expects them to die from the swine flu and Health Minister Leona Aglukkaq should offer an apology for the dozens of body bags that were sent to several First Nations communities in Manitoba, Liberal Leader Michael Ignatieff said Thursday.

http://www.nationalpost.com/story.html?id=2003859

by NationTalk on September 17, 2009743 Views

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First Nations a priority for H1N1 vaccine in Manitoba (CBC)

First Nations a priority for H1N1 vaccine in Manitoba
But national guidelines for who gets vaccine first don’t mention aboriginals

Last Updated: Thursday, September 17, 2009
CBC News

Health Canada’s guidelines for distributing the vaccine against the H1N1 influenza A virus once it becomes available don’t mention aboriginal people as a priority.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/manitoba/story/2009/09/17/mb-h1n1-swine-first-nations-manitoba.html?ref=rss

by NationTalk on September 17, 2009758 Views

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Swine flu hits Vancouver Island Aboriginal communities – Canada.com

Swine flu hits Vancouver Island Aboriginal communities

For Canwest News Service
September 17, 2009

VANCOUVER — A major outbreak of H1N1 flu has occurred within remote Aboriginal communities on Vancouver Island, the Canadian Medical Association Journal reported Thursday.

http://www.canada.com/health/Swine+hits+Vancouver+Island+Aboriginal+communities/2004138/story.html

by NationTalk on September 17, 2009591 Views

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Honouring missing and murdered Aboriginal women – Wawatay News

Honouring missing and murdered Aboriginal women

September 17, 2009
by: Debbie Mishibinijima/Wawatay News

Throughout Canada, over 500 hundred Aboriginal women have gone missing without a trace, or have been murdered.

http://www.wawataynews.ca/archive/all/2009/9/17/Honouring-missing-and-murdered-Aboriginal-women_18117

by NationTalk on September 17, 2009723 Views

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Vancouver’s Thunderbird Arena hosts new aboriginal artworks – Kelowna.com

Vancouver’s Thunderbird Arena hosts new aboriginal artworks

Wednesday, September 16th, 2009
Canwest News Service

VANCOUVER – Two new but very different public art works by First Nations artists are now in prominent positions outside the Thunderbird Arena at the University of B.C.

http://www.kelowna.com/2009/09/16/vancouvers-thunderbird-arena-hosts-new-aboriginal-artworks/

by NationTalk on September 17, 2009545 Views

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Health Minister orders probe into body-bag incident – Globe and Mail

Aglukkaq orders probe into body-bag incident

Jane Taber
Ottawa — The Globe and Mail
Last updated on Thursday, Sep. 17, 2009

Leona Aglukkaq says she’s offended both as Health Minister and an aboriginal Canadian that her department delivered body bags to native communities as a way of dealing with H1N1 flu pandemic.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/health-minister-orders-probe-into-body-bag-incident/article1291184/

by NationTalk on September 17, 2009596 Views

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Maritime waters calm a decade after Marshall decision – CBC.ca

Maritime waters calm a decade after Marshall decision

Last Updated: Thursday, September 17, 2009

The waters are calm again off the northeast coast of New Brunswick, a decade after a controversial Supreme Court of Canada decision ignited a series of violent clashes between First Nations and non-First Nations lobster fishermen.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/new-brunswick/story/2009/09/16/nb-donald-marshall-anniversary-234.html

by NationTalk on September 17, 2009632 Views

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Chiefs furious after body bags sent to reserves

Updated Wed. Sept. 16 2009 9:18 PM ET

Opposition critics and First Nations leaders are slamming the government after Health Canada shipped dozens of body bags to aboriginal communities in Manitoba that have been hit hard by swine flu.

by NationTalk on September 17, 2009759 Views

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NBer elected national chief – Times & Transcript

NBer elected national chief
Betty Ann Lavallée is new Congress of Aboriginal Peoples leader

Published Wednesday September 16th, 2009

FREDERICTON – New Brunswick Aboriginal Peoples Council president Chief Betty Ann Lavallée was elected national chief of the Congress of Aboriginal Peoples at the annual general meeting in Ottawa this past weekend.

http://timestranscript.canadaeast.com/rss/article/793291

by NationTalk on September 16, 2009665 Views

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How to really carve a name for yourself – Globe and Mail

How to really carve a name for yourself

B.C.’s Lieutenant-Governor is adding a personal touch to Government House: a handcrafted canoe

SHANNON MONEO
VICTORIA — Special to The Globe and Mail
Last updated on Wednesday, Sep. 16, 2009

Not every province can boast that it has a lieutenant-governor who can weave a bulrush mast, make a deadly fishing spear – and carve a canoe by hand.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/how-to-really-carve-a-name-for-yourself/article1289305/

by NationTalk on September 16, 2009730 Views

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Woman walking to help aboriginal children – nugget.ca

Woman walking to help aboriginal children

Posted By DAVE DALE, THE NUGGET

Tamara Malcolm remembers the day she was taken from her family and shuffled between a hotel and foster homes.
She was five years old.

http://www.nugget.ca/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=1754713

by NationTalk on September 16, 2009623 Views

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RCMP officers sue force, allege racism – CBC

RCMP officers sue force, allege racism

Last Updated: Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Two B.C. members of the RCMP with First Nations backgrounds have filed lawsuits against their superior officers and high-ranking members of the provincial and federal governments alleging discrimination and harassment.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/british-columbia/story/2009/09/15/bc-rcmp-lawsuits.html

by NationTalk on September 16, 2009829 Views

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Don’t let Harper’s claims fool you – saultstar.com

Don’t let Harper’s claims fool you

Stephen Harper recently made some comments at the Canadian Bushplane Museum Heritage Centre that lacked real truth.

http://www.saultstar.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=1755016

by NationTalk on September 16, 2009653 Views

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Call made for Highway of Tears inquiry – bclocalnews.com

Call made for Highway of Tears inquiry

Published: September 15, 2009

The Highway of Tears will be getting provincial and national attention in the next couple of months, say local co-ordinator Mavis Erickson.

http://www.bclocalnews.com/bc_north/ominecaexpress/news/59278037.html

by NationTalk on September 16, 2009576 Views

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Feds shortchanging aboriginal child services: AFN – CBC

Feds shortchanging aboriginal child services: AFN

Last Updated: Tuesday, September 15, 2009
CBC News

The federal government is underfunding aboriginal child welfare agencies, the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal heard Monday.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/story/2009/09/14/aboriginal-discrimination-child-services-tribunal.html

by NationTalk on September 16, 2009747 Views

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First Nations University of Canada student Jaimee Marks is a finalist for an Enriching My Canada and Yours Award – Leader-Post

First Nations University of Canada student Jaimee Marks is a finalist for an Enriching My Canada and Yours Award

By Kerry Benjoe, Leader-Post
September 16, 2009

REGINA — There are not enough hours in the day for Jaimee Marks — a student, volunteer, entrepreneur, research assistant and motivational speaker.

http://www.leaderpost.com/First+Nations+University+Canada+student+Jaimee+Marks+finalist+Enriching+Canada+Yours+Award/1997634/story.html

by NationTalk on September 16, 2009985 Views

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Comment: A greater aboriginal role in the B.C. economy – Vancouver Sun

Comment: A greater aboriginal role in the B.C. economy

By Dan Perrin, Special to the Vancouver Sun

If first nations are to take their rightful place in British Columbia by becoming a bigger force in the economy and a significant contributor to provincial prosperity, federal and provincial governments need to remove barriers to First Nations economic activity, and more needs to be done to ensure aboriginal youth complete skills training, K-12 schooling and post-secondary education.

http://www.vancouversun.com/business/Comment+greater+aboriginal+role+economy/1997431/story.html

by NationTalk on September 16, 2009698 Views

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International polar year complete – gateway.ualberta.ca

International polar year complete

September 14, 2009
Sean Steels, Senior News Editor

University of Alberta biologist David Hik has reported that to ensure proper understanding of a variety of arctic issues from climate change to ecology, Canada must strengthen its postsecondary presence in the north.

http://www.gateway.ualberta.ca/articles/news/2009/09/14/international-polar-year-complete

by NationTalk on September 15, 2009774 Views

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Rabesca elected Tlicho grand chief – CBC

Rabesca elected Tlicho grand chief

Last Updated: Tuesday, September 15, 2009
CBC News

Joe Rabesca was elected grand chief of the Tlicho government on Monday, beating the incumbent and two other challengers for the job.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/north/story/2009/09/15/rabesca-tlicho-chief.html?ref=rss

by NationTalk on September 15, 2009709 Views

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Simon hopes to become leader of Indian Head band – The Georgian

Simon hopes to become leader of Indian Head band

BY SABRINA SKINNER
The Georgian

Candace Simon hopes to become the first elected female chief of the Indian Head Mi’kmaq Band.

http://www.thegeorgian.ca/index.cfm?sid=286411&sc=333

by NationTalk on September 15, 2009579 Views

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Talk to us, chief says – brantfordexpositor.ca

Talk to us, chief says

Posted By MICHAEL-ALLAN MARION, EXPOSITOR STAFF

The city’s plan to expropriate and redevelop a stretch of properties on the south side of downtown Colborne Street could be running into a land claim issue with Six Nations.

http://www.brantfordexpositor.ca/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=1752708

by NationTalk on September 15, 2009645 Views

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A career of firsts – bugleobserver.com

A career of firsts

Published Tuesday September 15th, 2009

Tobique First Nation judge is named as the first aboriginal lieutenant-governor

Judge Graydon Nicholas, a gentle man much-admired for being a role model to a generation of Maliseet and Mi’kmaq, will be the province’s first aboriginal lieutenant-governor.

http://bugleobserver.canadaeast.com/front/article/791595

by NationTalk on September 15, 2009642 Views

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Feds shortchanging aboriginal child services: AFN – CBC

Feds shortchanging aboriginal child services: AFN

Last Updated: Monday, September 14, 2009

The federal government is underfunding aboriginal child welfare agencies, the Canadian Human Right Tribunal heard Monday.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/story/2009/09/14/aboriginal-discrimination-child-services-tribunal.html

by NationTalk on September 15, 2009669 Views

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Lynda Price to Run for B.C. Regional Chief – Williams Lake Tribune

Lynda Price to run for B.C. regional chief

Published: September 15, 2009

Former Ulkatcho chief Lynda Price is one of five candidates vying for the position of regional chief for the BC Assembly of First Nations. The election will take place Oct. 1 during the annual general meeting of the BCAFN in North Vancouver.

http://www.bclocalnews.com/bc_cariboo/williamslaketribune/news/59293952.html

by NationTalk on September 15, 20092282 Views

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Canadian gov’t defending spending on 1st Nations child welfare – digitaljournal.com

Canadian gov’t defending spending on 1st Nations child welfare

A cadre of First Nations representatives are presenting their case against the government of Canada, starting today, at a Human Rights Tribunal Hearing being held in Ottawa.
The case was launched in 2007 by the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs (AMC), the Assembly of First Nations (AFM), and the First Nations Child and Family Caring Society of Canada

http://www.digitaljournal.com/article/279212

by NationTalk on September 15, 2009649 Views

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NCCC: Former Sabres coach Ted Nolan to speak at college – Niagara Gazette

NCCC: Former Sabres coach Ted Nolan to speak at college

Staff Reports
Niagara Gazette

Former NHL Coach of the Year Ted Nolan will speak Sept. 29 at Niagara County Community College.

http://www.niagara-gazette.com/local/local_story_258141012.html

by NationTalk on September 15, 2009523 Views

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University women meet tonight – yorkregion.com

University women meet tonight

Markham
September 15, 2009

The 25th anniversary of the Canadian Federation of University Women, Markham/Unionville chapter is being celebrated this year.

http://www.yorkregion.com/article/96526

by NationTalk on September 15, 2009527 Views

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National Indian Gaming Chairman at UND today – grandforksherald.com

National Indian Gaming Chairman at UND today
Indian gaming chairman Phil Hogen to give lecture and take part in panel discussion at UND on Indian gaming.

Published September 15 2009

The chairman of the National Indian Gaming Commission is at UND this week.

http://www.grandforksherald.com/event/article/id/133520/

by NationTalk on September 15, 2009538 Views

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Next generation of aboriginals could break cycle of dependency: former PM’s son – Cape Breton Post

Next generation of aboriginals could break cycle of dependency: former PM’s son

NANCY KING
The Cape Breton Post

MEMBERTOU — The son of former prime minister Paul Martin was in Membertou on Monday to speak to members of the Sydney and Area Chamber of Commerce and local aboriginal leaders about a fund they have set up to invest in First Nations businesses.

http://www.capebretonpost.com/index.cfm?sid=286247&sc=145

by NationTalk on September 15, 2009615 Views

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North still needs scientists, says David Hik – express news

North still needs scientists, says David Hik

By Brian Murphy

September 11, 2009 – (Edmonton) Arctic and Antarctic research teams pulled back to warmer climates when the International Polar Year wrapped last March. But the call has gone out for a return to the poles for a sustained investigation into the accelerating effects of global warming.

http://www.expressnews.ualberta.ca/article.cfm?id=10439

by NationTalk on September 14, 2009556 Views

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VIU opens pathways to learning – VIU News

VIU opens pathways to learning

Doris Sagutch will tell you it’s never too late to change careers.

After many years working as a cook in a Snuneymuxw First Nations daycare, arthritis set in and she started getting sore hands. Sagutch could have collected long term disability “but I didn’t feel disabled,” she said.

http://www.mala.ca/mainly/page.asp?Story=News&ID=1675

by NationTalk on September 14, 2009708 Views

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Recognition act dead, relationship lives on – BC Local News

Recognition act dead, relationship lives on

By Tom Fletcher – BC Local News

VICTORIA – There will be no legislation introduced to grant aboriginal title in B.C. in the foreseeable future, government and aboriginal leaders concede.

http://www.bclocalnews.com/news/59180412.html

by NationTalk on September 14, 2009791 Views

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